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They Don’t Just Act: 18 Celebrities With Books That Are Worth a Read

These celebrities don't just act - they also write. From Tom Hanks to Mindy Kaling, these celebrities have all written fantastic books.


From Journalist to Novelist: A Journey to Fiction Writing

Fiona Davis, author of The Address, discusses how the tools of journalism, like research and revision, helped her to become a fiction writer


The True Meaning of Family: An Interview With Annabelle Gurwitch

Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch chats with Signature about her newly released essay collection, and shares what 'family' means to her.


Hilarious Bits of Wisdom From Phyllis Diller

The influential and utterly original American comedienne Phyllis Diller died yesterday at the age of 95 at home in Los Angeles. With her sharp-tongued self-deprecation, rapid-fire stand-up delivery, and outrageous looks augmented by cosmetic surgery, she is best known for flash. All of that's a bonus, in our book, considering the simple satisfaction we take from her words on the page. Here are our top five favorite life lessons -- taken with a grain of salt, of course -- from her 2005 memoir "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse: My Life in Comedy," titled for one of her trademark bits: “I used to work as a lampshade in a whorehouse. I couldn’t get one of the good jobs.”


Review Roundup: “My Extraordinary, Ordinary Life” by Sissy Spacek, and Richard Perry’s Haunting Tale of True Crime in Tokyo

Books covered in this week's review roundup: "My Extraordinary, Ordinary Life," by Sissy Spacek, and "The People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up," by Richard Lloyd Perry